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PUPSCAN IS A SELF FUNDING RESEARCH PROJECT
HELP US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Pupscan Project was established in early 2015 to research and identify the factors leading to abnormal joint development in dogs.
The project aims to separate predominantly genetic causes from the many acquired conditions that can damage joints.
Using the most modern diagnostic Ultrasound technology and a precise measurement analysis of the whole hip, a non-invasive imaging technique has been developed to evaluate puppies in the early months of life in order to establish the presence, or absence, of normal healthy joint development
26 January 2019: Congratulations to the winners at the Navan Dog Show Best of the Best Charity Super Match held on Saturday in Dublin. Pupscan were delighted to sponsor the Best of the Best Puppy and Best of the Best Veteran sections at this event in aid of Pieta House for Suicide Awareness.
19 October 2018: Acquired conditions may be responsible for poor hip or elbow scores and these processes MUST be considered before diagnosing a genetic abnormality.
The Pupscan X Ray Referral Service has been set up at the request of breeders and owners who wish to know if their dog has a disorder of joint development that is potentially genetic or acquired. The service, which will help fund the Pupscan Research Project, is designed to allow breeders to make their own informed decision whether to include or exclude a dog from their breeding programme.
The Referral Panel consists of both veterinary and human orthopaedic specialists, who will review and report on submitted x rays and work with the breeder/owner and their vet to assist in any decision that may be required for the benefit of the dog.
More information here
August, 2018: The Pupscan Research Project are delighted to welcome Dr. Paul Kelly MVB to the team, who will be a major contributor to the research going forward.
Paul, is based in Ratoath, Co Meath, Ireland where he runs a general veterinary practice, specialising in Orthopaedics and Traumatology UCM. He qualified as a vet at University College Dublin in 1989 and gained his specialist title at the University Complutense in Madrid.
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